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Beachwood Bison

Why Partner with Shaker Youth Soccer Association?

Shaker Youth Soccer Association – Premier Football Club [SYSA – PFC] is a not for profit community soccer club who provides a well-rounded and vertically integrated soccer experience for over 700 soccer players in our local area.  The program utilizes a lifespan approach, which starts at age 4 through their mini-kicker program and vertically integrates through to recreational, travel and premier soccer.  Beachwood will benefit from the program’s coaching depth and the various programs offered to meet the changing needs of our local players. 

SYSA - PFC's coaching and administrative staff will organize Bison Youth Soccer's program but we will have our own brand as Bison Youth Soccer and our own identity.  Yes, we will play in our own uniforms and wear Black and Gold with pride.  We may choose to combine SYSA – PFC and Bison Youth Soccer teams if player participation (both high and low) suggests a more optimal experience through team combinations for both clubs.  The goal is to provide a great soccer experience which emphasizes skill development, a love for the game and enjoyment with friends.

Bison Youth Soccer will start at the recreational level.  Our players will have the ability to play at a higher level of competition in SYSA – PFC’s Travel and Premier teams if our players are interested in pursuing options with higher levels of competition over time.

SYSA – PFC has one of the most experienced coaching staffs in the area.  The program boasts 12 professional soccer coaches and is run by Paul Driesen, SYSA – PFC Director of Coaching and Brian Miller, SYSA – PFC’s Associate Director of Coaching and Youth Director. 

Programs Available

Mini Kickers

  • 4-5 year old boys and girls (pre-K & K)
  • Inclusive soccer activities and games create a fun and energetic environment focused on the player and their ball. 


Please Bring soccer ball (size 3 or 4), water, shinguards. Cleats are encouraged but optional.

Volunteer coaches welcome! Contact us!


Sundays, 10:00-11:00 am, Beachwood High School.
6 week sessions, April 15 - May 20

K-1 Training and Scrimmaging

  • Kindergarten and 1st grade, age 6-7, boys and girls
  • Low-stress and fun-filled environment exposing players to a games-based program to develop basic soccer skills. Game play is 3v3 and 4v4 festival format.

Please Bring soccer ball (size 3 or 4), water, shinguards. Cleats are encouraged but optional.

Volunteer coaches welcome! Contact us!


Sundays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Beachwood HS Fields
6 week sessions, April 15 - May 20

Challenge (Recreational) League

  • 1st-6th grade boys and girls
  • League has 1st & 2nd grade division, 3rd & 4th grade division, 5th & 6th grade division. Boys teams and Girls teams.
  • 1 Weekly practice and Saturday game encouraging skill and tactical development. There are no tryouts and we strive to provide every player substantial playing time.  Players are also given the opportunity to play in different positions.  
  • Includes Fall (late August through October) and Spring (early April through early June) outdoor seasons with optional indoor sessions during winter months
  • additional details, dates, fees, registration


  • Age Groups

  • Boys 1st-2nd grade, Girls 1st-2nd grade
  • Boys 3rd-4th grade, Girls 3rd-4th grade
  • Boys 5th-6th grade, Girls 5th-6th grade
  • Schedule: 1 Weekly practice and Saturday game encouraging skill and tactical development. 

  • Practice: weeknights in Beachwood generally 6-7pm for 1st-4th grade teams, or 6-7:15pm for 5th-6th grade teams. 
  • Games: Saturday, generally: 
    • 1st-4th grade teams: 1-5pm in Shaker and Beachwood.
    • 5th-6th grade teams: 9am-1pm in Shaker, Beachwood, Chagrin Falls and Orange.
  • Coaches: We rely parent volunteers.  All coaches are mentored by our Assistant Director of Coaching, Brian Miller.


  • Registration Deadline: March 17
  • Practices start: week of April 9
  • Games: Saturdays, April 14 to June 9
  • Fees Registration: $100 includes Game day socks (in team color) + Uniform Items:  order separately from

  • shorts: can be purchased $15.60 or you can wear your own black shorts
  • jersey: $18.75 for required Beachwood Bison jersey
  • socks shown are NOT required!  Must have black soccer socks over the shin guard.